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The How and Why for Updating the Firmware on Your Sigma Lens

Even after you buy a new and tested lens, still, there are improvements that can be made. Using the Sigma docking system, Videographer Armando …

Cameras

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

Kids

Which Is the Best Lens for Portraits? 35mm vs 55mm vs 85mm vs 70-200mm (VIDEO)

What is the best lens for portrait photography? That is an eternal debate amongst photographers, one that pro portrait shooter Manny Ortiz has jumped …

Cameras

This Personal Trainer Debunks the Biggest Myths About Building Muscle and Losing Fat

When people are looking to get in shape, they typically want to build muscle and burn fat at the same time. The problem with attempting to achieve both is there are a lot of misconceptions about how to build muscle and burn fat separately, let alone in conjunction with each other. Personal trainer …

13 Fresh Hair Colors to Show Your Stylist This Spring

*Cue instant mood lift*<p>Spring, we need to have a talk. We know it’s been a hard year for you. We, too, are guilty sometimes of allowing the winter …

Here Are 9 Great Composition Tips for Better Landscape Photography (VIDEO)

Pro photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) is back with some more landscape photography tips, this time centering on the ever-popular topic of …

It's time to pick a better smartphone photo editing app

Ditch the stock Instagram filters for something more sophisticated.<p>Smartphone cameras have gotten fantastic over the past couple years, but many of them have also developed a distinct aesthetic. The iPhone camera, for instance, often compresses your highlights with its HDR function in order to keep …

Mobile Photography

41 Useful AF Products That'll Captivate Every Practical Person

I like to consider myself a minimalist (or an aspiring one, anyway), but I'm also regularly finding and writing about products that'll fascinate …

The One Simple Thing That Finally Got My Kids to Stop Fighting

Remember when you thought your kids would be best friends, sharing toys and learning from each other in harmony every day of their lives? If so, I …

Use A Smarter High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Photos

Sharpening an image with a high-pass filter in Photoshop is a simple way to make the image pop. But what happens if you've sharpened your image and …

How to Create a Dark Cinematic Look for Your Images Using Photoshop

The dark and moody cinematic look is a popular one that can help make your images pop and catch the viewer's attention. If you're a fan of that …

Start from 0! This low-impact workout is perfect for beginners

Want to start working out but have no idea where to start? This workout is for you!<p>If you want to start exercising, but have no idea where to begin, this is the workout for you. It's low-impact and suitable for beginners of all ages.<p>This three-circuit routine will target your entire body. Circuit …

14 Jokes for Kids That Will Actually Make You Laugh

These jokes, appropriate for kiddos aged 7-10, are sure to get grown-ups to truly LOL.<p>No matter how old they are, kids are often naturally hilarious and often truly love being told and telling jokes, particularly of the question-and-answer variety. But as much as you may want to foster their love …

5 Tricks to Simplify Your Lightroom Workflow and Begin Editing Photos with Ease (VIDEO)

If you’re new to Lightroom, and feel somewhat bewildered by the myriad of options available, take a deep breathe, watch this quick tutorial, and …

This Big Box Store Sells a $15 Frying Pan That Beats Out Le Creuset and Cuisinart Skillets

I'll save you the 619 hours I spent toiling away at culinary school and give away its most valuable secret: You are what you cook with.<p>Chop with dull …

How to deep clean your mattress

Your mattress is a mite magnet. Here's how to get it clean.<p>Your mattress is probably the last thing you think about cleaning, but chances are it's pretty gross. Humans shed around 1.5 grams of skin a day. That amount can feed about 1 million dust mites, and these bugs are huge contributors to …

Want to Land One of the Best Jobs of 2018? Here Are 3 Smart Tips | Inc.com

Glassdoor just released its annual report of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2018. Data scientist and DevOps engineer took the top two spots. But if you don't have the degree or experience for either of these, fear not! There are plenty of others you can choose from. And if you want to increase the …

Employment

Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters

I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while absentmindedly scrolling through Twitter, I clicked on a headline from Babe.net titled “I Went …

Feminism

January 2018 Recommend Reading for Serious Photographers

From how-to guides to retrospectives on famous photographers to collections of iconic images, there's plenty of photography books to explore.But just …

10 Surprising Places to Get Cheap Home Goods, According to Interior Design Experts

Not including IKEA or Target.<p>Sick of your IKEA bookcase and Target sheets, but don’t quite have the budget to splurge on more expensive furnishings? …

Photo Basics: Here Are the Best Camera Settings for Capturing Just About Any Scene Imaginable (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are truly wonders of technology, offering all the creative control necessary for handling just about any …

Inverting Your Photo in Photoshop for Natural Color Correction

There are plenty of ways you can color correct an image, but here’s a technique you might not have learned before. this technique from In this …

Tutorials

7 Smart Yet Simple Ways to Handle Difficult People

This afternoon I took my son, Mac, to the community playground. As I was chatting with another parent, I looked over and saw Mac’s eyes welling up …

Teens

How I Shot It | Balancing Natural and Artificial Light For 3 Different Looks

We are trained to see light and adapt it to fit our personal taste. How we choose to light, whether it be artificial studio lighting or natural …

The Untold Secret Of Great Leaders

Successful leaders manage to be confident without being arrogant. Here’s how they blend in humility to make room for others’ ideas.<p>Try to think back to a time when you felt incredibly confident.<p>You instinctively knew you could handle whatever came at you. You were on top of things, making all the …

Meet Explorest, the photo-scouting app curated by real photographers

GPS-enabled cameras allow automated software to put photos on the map, giving photographers and travelers an idea of where to explore next. But …

Apps

Photographing Rosie the Riveter at a vintage flying museum in Texas

Sometimes, we manage to find ourselves and our cameras in the coolest and most unusual of locations. It might be intentional, it may be completely by …

Fort Worth

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Make Color Adjustments & Match Color With This Clever Trick Using Black & White Tools

Photoshop is a tool that gives you multiple ways of doing almost anything and you for the most part you can’t possibly hope to learn them all. Think …